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Motorola Moto X

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89 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The 2014 Moto X is a huge step forward from last year's model, and it's finally equipped to compete with a sea of strong competitors. With an impressive (not to mention customizable) design and some thoughtful software features, this is the flagship phone that Motorola should have made in the first place.

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Pros
  • Runs near-stock Android
  • Motorola's additional features are smart and useful
  • Snappy performance
  • Thoughtful, comfortable design
  • Lots of customization options
Cons
  • Cameras are average at best and frustrating at worst
  • Unremarkable battery life
  • Some carrier bloatware
89 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

89
 

User Reviews

80
SchroederRock
I bought my Moto X (2nd Gen) in like-new condition from eBay for AT&T recently...read more
80
Rohan93
I bought my Moto X2 from GoBol.in , and got it at a pretty cheap price as compared...read more
90
stathis125
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
85
Average Critic Score
 
80
Engadget
The 2014 Moto X is a huge step forward from last year's model, and it's finally equipped to compete with a sea of strong competitors. With an impressive ... design and some thoughtful software features, this is the flagship phone that Motorola should have made in the first place.
 
90
Gizmodo
This phone offers the best user experience from anything we've yet seen in 2014. So, while we wish it were a bit smaller, we still give it a solid recommendation.
 
80
Ars Technica
Motorola will now give you a nice, high-end Android flagship with all the trimmings for less than its competitors.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
The Motorola Moto X offers powerful performance, a stunning display and compelling voice commands in a head-turning design.
 
80
Business Insider
If you use Google Now a lot and are looking for a phone that’s simple and has a great screen, the Moto X is an excellent choice.
 
90
phoneArena
It’s a flagship device here without the flagship ownership cost.
 
90
Digital Trends
Motorola wowed us with the first Moto X, but the second generation is even better.
 
90
ZDNet
I would like to have seen a better camera and improved battery life, but Moto took it a bit further with a larger display and improved internal specs. Thankfully they also enhanced the end-user experience and even added another choice for customization.
 
80
SlashGear
The new Moto X is perhaps the best feeling Android handset in the hand - it's certainly the most customizable - and it has a fantastic display, excellent performance, and a restrained selection of software enhancements that actually manage to improve your day to day.
 
90
TechRadar
The 2014 Motorola Moto G doesn't flatten last year's model in every respect. It's bigger and less comfortable to hold but a much-improved camera and larger screen make it a worthwhile update.

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